Hansi Flick refuses to rule out Bayern Munich exit

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has hinted at a possible departure from the club at the end of the season, with speculation rife that he will succeed Joachim Low as Germany national team coach after this summer’s delayed European Championship finals. Flick has been in charge at Bayern for less than two years after replacing Niko Kovac, initially on an interim basis, in November 2019. He then finished his first season with a spectacular Champions League triumph as Bayern won every game en route to lifting the trophy. Flick guided Bayern to Champions League glory last season | MATTHEW CHILDS/Getty Images But despite Bayern being on course for another Bundesliga title, we revealed earlier this week that there is a feeling Flick could

Bayern Munich turn down chance to sign Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfer

Bayern Munich have rejected the opportunity to sign Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, with the Dutchman's salary demands proving too much for the European champions.The prospect of Wijnaldum departing Anfield on a free transfer this summer is growing by the day, with the midfielder and the club unable to reach a compromise over a new contract.Georginio Wijnaldum has been a key part of Liverpool's midfield for a number of years | Soccrates Images/Getty ImagesA number of top European clubs have already lodged their interest, with Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman - who tried to sign Wijnaldum last summer - particularly keen to secure the services of his countryman.90min recently revealed that Jurgen Klopp has made one final plea to the Liverpool board to

Mino Raiola confirms Borussia Dortmund’s stance on Erling Haaland transfer

The agent of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Mino Raiola, has confirmed that the German side's determination to keep hold of the Norwegian will not stop him exploring all his options.Raiola has been jetting around Europe for talks with some of the game's biggest clubs recently, all of whom are plotting big-money moves for Haaland. He has already met with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and he is expected in England soon for talks with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.Raiola has been hard at work | Stefano Guidi/Getty ImagesDortmund have repeatedly stressed that they do not want to sell Haaland this summer. Director Michael Zorc recently told Sportschau: “I like to stick to what the contractual basis looks like and

The weird and wonderful career of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

The weird and wonderful career of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is one of the central narratives of a Champions League tie between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. You're not alone if you're wondering how on earth that's happened. But maybe we shouldn't be as surprised. In the UK, we're often guilty of viewing the Premier League as the be-all and end-all, while virtually discounting other leagues and competitions just because they aren't as accessible to us as the English top flight. Some of the biggest games in football, decided by some of the most unexpected players... Welcome to the list, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. — 90min (@90min_Football) August 13, 2020 That's how Choupo-Moting has got to be defined as 'that guy who played for Stoke', when in reality, his time in England was a

Joao Felix’s record-breaking hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt

Joao Felix is already well on his way to greatness.He's won the Primeira Liga with Benfica, the Nations League with Portugal, and he's currently sparkling in Atletico Madrid's La Liga title challenge.Nothing has fazed him during his startling rise to prominence, not even the glare of a £100m+ transfer that made him by far and away the most expensive player in the history of Portuguese football....aged just 19.But in a time when Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are scoring goals at a biblical rate and threatening to become this generation's Messi and Ronaldo, it's fair to say he gets slept on a little.?? @JoaoFelix70 ? @HHerreramex ???????‍♂️????‍♀️?⚪ #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/EThCvTWvgr— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) April 10, 2021So let's take ourselves on

Bayern Munich ready to test Jurgen Klopp’s resolve if Hansi Flick leaves

Exclusive - Bayern Munich are prepared to see just how committed Jurgen Klopp is to Liverpool this summer - if they find themselves needing to replace current boss Hansi Flick.Flick has been outstanding since taking over at Bayern in November 2019, leading the club to an unprecedented sextuple last season and keeping them in the running for both the Bundesliga and Champions League trophies this time around.Flick is expected to take over the German national team | ANNEGRET HILSE/Getty ImagesBayern have no desire to part ways with Flick, but sources have revealed to 90min that there is a feeling he may leave the Allianz Arena this summer in favour of taking over from the outgoing Joachim Low at the helm

Stuttgart 2-3 Dortmund: Jude Bellingham on target to boost Euros chances

Borussia Dortmund fought back from a goal down to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 in the Bundesliga, boosting their chances of securing Champions League football for next season.Edin Terzic's side still have plenty of work to do if they're to challenge Wolfsburg and Frankfurt for a place in the top four, but after going a goal behind after Sasa Kalajdzic headed home Borna Sosa's cross, BVB fought back admirably in the second half to claim a much needed win.Their comeback will bring a smile to the faces of their supporters, but also England manager Gareth Southgate - who undoubtedly would have been keeping tabs on the performance of young central midfielder Jude Bellingham.Bellingham scored but did receive treatment late on |

Bayern Munich 1-1 Union Berlin: Player ratings as Die Roten and Die Eisernen share spoils in borefest

Bayern Munich and Union Berlin played out an uneventful draw on Saturday afternoon, as the Bavarians' lead at the top of the Bundesliga was cut down to five points.Goal-scoring opportunities proved very sparse throughout and it took Bayern until the 69th minute to break the deadlock. Thomas Muller poked the ball into the path of Jamal Musiala after a scramble in the box, before the 18-year old produced some wonderful footwork to weave space for himself and slot the ball past Andreas Luthe.The visitors pressed for an equaliser and eventually got their reward in the 86th minute. Robert Andrich pulled the ball back as Manuel Neuer rushed out to close him down, before Marcus Ingvartsen scuffed his shot into an

Possible destinations for Jerome Boateng – ranked

It'll the end of an era in Bavaria this summer when Jerome Boateng departs Bayern Munich at the expiry of his contract.The German international has made over 350 appearances for the Bundesliga giants and is on the verge of winning a ninth consecutive title with Bayern Munich, having also won two Champions League crowns.After a decade at the Allianz Arena, the question on everybody's lips is where next for Boateng? Here, 90min runs you through his possible options, ranked by suitability.Carlo Ancelotti: "Jerome Boateng is a fantastic central defender, but only eleven players can play. I will rotate the centre-backs." pic.twitter.com/meqaWbZhnV— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) March 11, 2017Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has already used his high-profile connections to bring James Rodriguez

Who is Ansgar Knauff? Things to know about the Borussia Dortmund youngster

Borussia Dortmund have been the destination for football's wonderkids in recent years. Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland and Giovani Reyna are the names that roll off the tongue right now from their first-team squad, but a new name has sprung up from their conveyor belt of youth prospects.Ansgar Knauff has emerged in the first team of BVB in recent weeks, but who is he? Here's the things you need to know about the new kid on the block.Alles Gute, Ansgar #Knauff! ? #MCIBVB pic.twitter.com/GCnVDjdf8I— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 6, 2021In 2016, Knauff joined Dortmund's academy from Hannover and soon linked up with superstar young striker Youssoufa Moukoko. He has since represented Dortmund at every age group and made his first-team debut

Serge Gnabry tests positive for coronavirus

Serge Gnabry is set to miss Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain after testing positive for coronavirus.Unlike with other players, it does not seem that the forward contracted the virus while on international duty as he came on as a substitute during Bayern's 1-0 win over RB Leipzig on Saturday. Serge Gnabry has tested positive for Coronavirus. The FC Bayern forward is feeling fine and is now quarantining at home. ℹ️ pic.twitter.com/AAnzZ5HtLK— ???FC Bayern English??? (@FCBayernEN) April 6, 2021Bayern confirmed the news in a statement on their website, which read: "Serge Gnabry, 25, has tested positive for coronavirus. The FC Bayern forward is doing well and is isolating at home."The news is a blow for Die Roten as

Hansi Flick refuses to rule out move for Bayern Munich fan Joseph Aidoo

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick refused to rule out a move for Joseph Aidoo after the defender issued a come and get me plea. Aidoo currently plies his trade for Celta Vigo, joining the Sky Blues from Genk in 2019 following spells in Sweden and his native Ghana. He helped Celta stay up by a single point during his maiden season at the club, making 32 La Liga appearances. Aidoo has made eight appearances for Ghana | Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesHe has also featured heavily this campaign, appearing 22 times in all competitions, although around half of these have come from the bench. Aidoo may not have the biggest reputation around Europe but that has not stopped him talking himself

Pep Guardiola claims Dortmund’s success is built on huge agent fees

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has aimed one of his trademark back-handed compliments at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund, insisting their exciting squad has been built through enormous payments to agents.The German side have become a hotbed for young talents, with the likes of former City starlet Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland three of the brightest prospects on the books at Signal Iduna Park.Haaland is City's top target | Lars Baron/Getty ImagesCity have been strongly linked with a move for Haaland, who is represented by the infamous Mino Raiola, and Guardiola was all too happy to discuss how Dortmund's talent haul stems from their agent fees.“If one person in Manchester knows about Borussia Dortmund, it is me,” Guardiola

Shkodran Mustafi unlikely to play for Schalke again after manager fallout

Shkodran Mustafi has likely played his last game for Schalke 04 after falling out with manager Dimitrios Grammozis.Mustafi, along with teammate William, was conspicuously absent from the squad that slipped to a 2-1 defeat to out of form Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.Mustafi's return to Germany has been a disaster | INA FASSBENDER/Getty ImagesBefore the game, the club's Twitter account explained the pair's absence, stating: "Shkodran Mustafi is not in the squad for sporting reasons today. William is also not included for disciplinary reasons. Both players will have the chance to impress again in training next week."However as reported by Bild, regardless of how well Mustafi trains, he is unlikely to feature for Schalke again as his relationship with Grammozis could

RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich: Player ratings as Die Roten take huge step towards Bundesliga title

A first-half Leon Goretzka strike gave Bayern Munich a crucial 1-0 win away at RB Leipzig to increase their lead at the Bundesliga summit to seven points, and putting one hand on the Meisterschale.The hosts started the match in blistering fashion but it was Bayern that broke the deadlock as they grew into the game. A Joshua Kimmich ball over the top was collected by Thomas Muller, who pulled it back for Goretzka to smash into the top corner.No Lewy, no problem. ? pic.twitter.com/15mQHim4n8— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 3, 2021Leipzig saw most of the ball after the interval and pressed for an equaliser, but Bayern's back line stood firm and never gave them any clear-cut chances. The Bavarians

Bayern Munich chief rules out Erling Haaland move

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.The 20-year-old Norway international is the most-wanted player on the planet these days, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid all rumoured to be plotting bids of well over £100m to bring Haaland in.Haaland has been on international duty with Norway | Filip Filipovic/Getty ImagesThere have also been unconvincing rumours suggesting Bayern could join the race, but Rummenigge has moved quickly to quash them and questioned why anyone would take the stories seriously because Bayern already have Robert Lewandowski.“I don't know where the rumours have come from," he told Sportbild. "I can only say one thing: we have the world's best

Robert Lewandowski injury could derail Bayern Munich’s season

For the most part, Poland's 3-0 victory over Andorra was a routine day at the office for superhuman goalscoring machine Robert Lewandowski. With less than an hour on the clock he had already helped himself to a brace. The first was a mishit volley from a free kick, while his second was taken in more clinical fashion. However, a few minutes later he would be forced off in what could prove to be one of the most significant moments in Bayern Munich's season. Lewandowski has been in fine form again this season | Pool/Getty ImagesSoon after the Andorra game it was reported that the 32-year-old would not feature in Poland's World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday, depriving football media

5 potential Bundesliga destinations for Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka has seemingly been teetering on the edge of an Arsenal exit for the past ten years - and he has only been at the club since 2016.Most of us expected his time was finally up last season when he reacted angrily to a substitution by swearing at his own fans. However, we should have known not to underestimate Xhaka's incredible staying power. Fast-forward to the present and he is widely considered an important part of Mikel Arteta's aspirational, mid-table side.? | #OnThisDay in 2019...Granit Xhaka was booed off the field by Arsenal fans and stripped of the club captaincy for his reaction! ©❌ pic.twitter.com/6cilrqmDTC— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 27, 2020That does not mean that he is

Robert Lewandowski ruled out for four weeks with knee injury

Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for around four weeks after straining ligaments in his knee, meaning he will miss both legs of Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter final against Paris-Saint Germain.The best striker in the world picked up the injury while on international duty with Poland. After netting two of his side's goals in a 3-0 win over Andorra, Lewandowski was forced off on the hour mark following a collision.The news means we will be deprived of Lewandowski vs Harry Kane on Wednesday | ADAM NURKIEWICZ/Getty ImagesAfter the game he flew back to Germany prematurely, meaning he will be absent for Poland's final World Cup qualifying game of the international break against England. Scans by Bayern's medical team have

RB Leipzig director claims Liverpool is ‘not an option’ for Ibrahima Konate

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has dismissed reports suggesting centre-back Ibrahima Konate is close to joining Liverpool.News broke on Monday stating Liverpool were in advanced negotiations with the 21-year-old defender and were close to sealing a deal to bring the in-demand defender over to Anfield this summer.Liverpool are understood to be in advanced negotiations | Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty ImagesHowever, speaking to Stats Perform News (via Sky Sports News), Krosche did his best to pour cold water on the speculation, suggesting that a move to Anfield isn't in the defender's plans."I think that this is not an option for Ibu," Krosche said. "He has a long contract with us and he knows what we mean to him and what he means